About:

Title: Man Up
Released: 2015

Fix: Romantic Comedy
Platforms: Max Go, DirecTV, Cinemax Amazon Channel

Netflix Summary:

Being at the wrong place at the wrong time just might be the perfect plan for meeting Mr. Right.

FYA Summary:

Nancy is a 34-year-old single lady. On the way to her parents’ 40th anniversary party, she accidentally meets up with Jack–and when she realizes that he’s supposed to be meeting her obnoxiously perky train seatmate, she decides to go off on a date with him, instead. Of course, Jack’s got a reason he’s single, too…and when he finds out that she’s not who she pretends to be, chaos ensues on the streets of London. But could it be that they were meant to meet up all along?

Familiar Faces:

Lake Bell as Nancy

Simon Pegg as Jack

Who doesn’t love Simon Pegg? His delivery is perfect for the dorky and bitter Jack.

Sharon Horgan as Elaine

Are you watching Catastrophe on Amazon Prime? If not, YOU SHOULD BE. (Thank you to Amanda K. for getting me started on that one. *heart eyes*)

Couch-Sharing Capability: High

Even my rom-com-scorning husband liked this one. I can’t give you any higher praise than that.

Recommended Level of Inebriation:  Tequila!

There is SO MUCH BOOZE in this movie, from the first blind date Nancy tries (at an engagement party) to the booze Elaine and her parents buy for the party to the tequila shots Nancy and Jack do–and beyond. If you matched them drink for drink you would be dead. Instead, I suggest a margarita and a tequila shot to get you in the party mood.

Use Of Your Netflix Subscription: Date Night In

There’s some cringe-worthy awkwardness here, especially as Jack and Nancy fumble through a first date–but by the time they start to feel a little more attraction (and enemistry), the movie becomes flat-out hilarious. It’s a perfect date movie for someone who doesn’t necessarily like Pretty People Flirting and Kissing movies. It’s one of my favorite new (well, to me) movies I’ve seen in awhile, but I don’t want to spoil it for those of you who haven’t seen it. Just rest assured that while it does follow certain rom-com tropes, the way they get to the happily-ever-after is genuinely funny and plenty satisfying.